Broadcast Engineer at BellMedia, Computer history buff, compulsive deprecated, disparate hardware hoarder, R/C, robots, arduino, RF, and everything in between.
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HOWTO: Make glue-gun sticks out of sugar for building gingerbread houses

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All Thumbs has devised a method for molding your own sugar-based hot-glue-gun sticks that you can feed into an unused and uncontaminated gun to produce perfect gingerbread-house-building molten sugar adhesive. Read the rest

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Giant underwater plug

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This humongous power-plug is a MacArtney Wet Mate Connector that allows undersea cables for floating windmills to be connected below the water's surface. Read the rest

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California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from ongoing drought

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A new analysis of NASA satellite data reveals that it will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers), which is about 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest reservoir in the USA, to recover from California's continuing drought.

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What happens when you shoot a ball from a cannon in the back of a moving truck?

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"Mythbusters fire a soccer ball at 50mph out of a cannon on a truck driving at 50mph in the opposite direction." [via]

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tekvax
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loved this high speed shot!!
Burlington, Ontario
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Lacrymosa
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the best.
Boston, MA

A Raspberry Pi Powered Bulk Arduino Programmer

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programmerWhilst building lots of robots to fulfill a recent Kickstarter project, I had the need to program a thousand or so Arduinos, which would take forever if I were to program them all individually. Situations like this are the perfect opportunity to work on those meta projects which can be just […]

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Fan-created LEGO model bird set available soon

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Gardener and birder Thomas Poulsom's beautiful set of LEGO model birds will go on sale January 1. The set includes a Blue Jay, Hummingbird, and a Robin. LEGO Birds

And here's an interview with Poulsom from last year on Two Birders and Binoculars.

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